[Chimera-users] Save as GIF (animated or otherwise)

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 26 10:59:34 PDT 2016

Hi Cristina,
One further note on transparent background.  Although Chimera puts transparent-background info into TIFF, Adobe Photoshop may not interpret it correctly.  I have always used PNG when making an image with a transparent background, and that has worked with Photoshop.  But maybe you aren’t using Photoshop anyway.


> On Apr 26, 2016, at 10:43 AM, Eric Pettersen <pett at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
>> On Apr 26, 2016, at 9:56 AM, Cristina Paulino <c.paulino at bioc.uzh.ch> wrote:
>> PS for editing purposes later I would like to have a transparent background. However all the option that I have found so far did not work. Has anyone successfully experienced doing it?
> When you are saving the image, if it is in png or tiff format and you are using a solid background, there will be a “Transparent background” check button in the “Options” area of the save-image dialog.  Check that and you should get a transparent background.
> —Eric

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